Venetian Mask by Mickey Friedman
© 2002-2017
Set in Italy

CRIMNI - Italian Noir


Paul Adam
 Unhold Trinity
Oliver Banks
 The Caravaggio Obsession
Tonino Benacquista
 Holy Smoke
Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini
 The Sunday Woman
Marcello Fois
 The Advocate
Leslie Forbes
 Waking Raphael
Luca di Fulvio
 The Mannequin Man
Carlo Emilio Gadda
 That Awful Mess on Via Merulana
Giuseppe Genna
 In the Name of Ishmael
Kelly Jones
 The Lost Madonna
Amara Lakhous
 Clash of Civilizations Over An Elevator in Piazza Vittorio
Dacia Maraini
William D. Montalbano
Magdalen Nabb
  & Paolo Vagheggi
 The Prosecutor
Ottavio Cappellani
 Who Is Lou Sciortino?
 Sicilian Tragedee
Ben Pastor
 Liar Moon
Alessandro Perissinotto
 Blood Sisters
Ellis Peters
 Holiday with Violence
Juan Manuel de Prada
 The Tempest
Giampiero Rigosi
 Night Bus
Giorgio Scerbanenco
 Duca and the Milan Murders
Leonardo Sciascia
 A Man's Blessing
 Equal Danger
 The Day of the Owl
T.C. Van Adler
 St. Agatha's Breast


Mickey Friedman


MICKEY FRIEDMAN, a former reporter and columnist for the San Francisco Examiner, is the author of three previous novels. Her latest novel, Magic Mirror, has just been published by Viking. She lives in New York City.

Set in Venice

Out of Print

Venetian Mask

JACKET NOTES:  During Carnival, Venice is a city of anonymity. When six friends decide to take advantage of that, the result is murder.

Tom, a middle-aged American expatriate living in Paris, suggests to his circle of friends that they play a game. Each will travel to Venice, and , disguised as his or her “true self,” meet near the Campanile in the Piazza San Marco. The winner will be the one who correctly identifies the most of the other five. But before the game can start, Brian, dressed Medusa, is found floating dead in a canal.
Reality suddenly becomes a moot point when no one is who he or she appears to be, when stripping away one disguise only reveals another. Before Carnival is over, the remaining five friends will find their lives irrevocably entangled--if they can stay alive.
(© Penguin Books)